Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre Awareness and Initial Actions
Victoria Search and Rescue Region and Adjoining Search and Rescue Regions
JRCC Controller Duties and Responsibilities • Requests for assistance can come from anywhere, similar to 911 • Investigate, evaluate and consider the facts and circumstances to determine a course of action to resolve the incident • Detect and dispatch, matching the tasking at hand to a suitable and available resource
Incident Classification • Marine Incident • Original vehicle operates on water • Air incident • Involves manned aircraft regardless of where aircraft came to rest • Humanitarian • Medivacs, missing persons, civilian assistance, enforcement
Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre Communications
Getting the Call • Telephone, Pager, Radio • JRCC • 1-800-567-5111 • MCTS • VHF 16, *16 • 911
Getting the info • Checklists • Initial tasking information
Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre Resources
SAR Vessel Capabilities • All SAR marine resources must be capable of: • Incident detection & search capability • Survivor Recovery • Firefighting • Towing • Salvage & damage control • To what extent they can carry out these tasks is a function of their size and crew training.
SAR Vessel Characteristics • Type 600/1050 - Narwhal, John Tully • Large SAR cutter/high endurance • All weather patrol • Offshore operations
SAR Vessel Characteristics • Type 500 - Gordon Reid, Tanu • Intermediate SAR cutter/medium endurance • Moderate weather patrol • Close offshore operations
SAR Vessel Characteristics • Type 400 - Arrow Post, Pt. Henry • Small Cutter/station mode • Medium range/moderate speed • Semi sheltered waters operations
SAR Vessel Characteristics Hovercraft
Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre Search Planning and Operations
Creeping Line SearchUsed when search object is more likelyto be at one end of search area than the other TS
Parallel Track SearchUsed when search object could be anywhere in search area ? TS
Sector SearchUsed when there is a high likelihood that search objectis at datum. each turn is 120 degrees 1TS =Datum 2 TS Search Unit passes repeatedly through datum.
5 TS Each turn is 90 degrees. 3 TS 1 TS 5 TS 3 TS 1 TS 2 TS 4 TS 6 TS 2 TS 4 TS 6 TS Expanding Square SearchUsed when there is a high likelihood that search objectis at datum. =Datum • Align search legs • with cardinal points • Carry two DMB’s
Barrier SearchUsed in areas of rapid current, usually a river or confined space. Current • Pick landmarks to • steer on. • SRU must be angled to • stem current • OSC usually takes this search • if it’s a multi-unit search • Main search areas upcurrent Search Area
Surge Channel Shoreline SearchA favourite for RHI’s Boulder Beach Sandy Beach ? ? Driftwood/Log Beach • SRU must stay within beam sighting • distance of beach. • All possibilities must be investigated. • Safety of walking Search Units ? ?
Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre Rescue Planning and Operations
What is Risk Management? • A process by which we can maintain an acceptable level of safety during the operation • Safety • The identification and control of risk • Risk Management • The identification and control of risk, according to a set of preconceived parameters
Stop Stop outside of the event zone (100 feet in most marine situations). Assess Everybody observes, being careful to only discuss their observations and not plans. Plan Everybody gets input on the plan but the leader has the last say. The leader assigns tasks and clarifies each team member’s role. When everyone acknowledges the plan, the team can approach.
Mission Analysis • organize team to meet mission objectives • allocate resources to critical tasks • monitor teams and environment, and adjust resources as necessary
Mission Analysis • define tasks • verify data • discuss objectives • assess risk: safety risks, evaluate loss potential • assemble plan • critique plan
Severity • The potential loss from unplanned events • Injury, occupational illness or death • Equipment damage • Mission degradation • Reduced moral • Adverse publicity • Administrative and/or disciplinary actions
DeployResources Getting Underway Harbour Transit Mission Operations Briefing Piloting Risk assessed for transit and mission Reassess Risk Reassess Risk Reassess transit and Mission Risks Reassess risk to resources Operational Risk Assessment